Break away from plain oats with this delectable recipe for raspberry oatmeal! Raspberries are mixed into the oatmeal, and are also made into a juicy sweet topping for the oats. A touch of lemon zest adds a subtle flavor that complements the tanginess of the raspberries.
- 2 cups (473 ml) milk (see note 1)
- 10 ounces (283 g) fresh or frozen raspberries (see note 2) plus more for garnish - optional
- 1 cup (105 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste - optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon finely-grated lemon zest
- In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
- Meanwhile, place half of the raspberries in a small bowl, setting aside the other half for later. Add 1 tablespoon honey to the raspberries. Stir the raspberries and honey, and gently press down on the berries with the back of the spoon. Some berries should be slightly crushed and some should remain whole. Set aside.
- When the milk comes to a gentle boil, add the salt and oats to the saucepan. Stir to combine, and gently boil the oatmeal for 8 - 10 minutes, or until thickened. Stir occasionally during cooking and turn down the heat if needed.
- Turn off the burner and stir in the remaining raspberries and lemon zest, plus honey to taste (optional). Let the oatmeal rest for 2 minutes.
- Stir the oatmeal, then scoop it into two bowls. Top the oatmeal with the honey-sweetened raspberries (be sure to include the raspberry juice as well!). If desired, garnish the oatmeal with additional fresh raspberries.
You can use any type of milk you prefer, including non-dairy milk. If you prefer, you can use water instead, or, 1 cup water and 1 cup milk.
If using frozen raspberries, you will need to partially thaw them first before starting the recipe. Place the frozen berries in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir, and microwave for an additional 30 seconds and stir again. Then, proceed with the recipe as written.
The nutrition information below was calculated using 2% milk. The nutrition counts of your dish will vary based on the brand and exact amounts of ingredients used. This nutrition information is an estimate only, provided by an online nutrition calculator, and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our full disclosure policy.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 303
- Sugar: 26.1 g
- Sodium: 409 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 51.1 g
- Fiber: 11.2 g
- Protein: 12.4 g
- Cholesterol: 20 mg